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sum great or small, to be made in pursuance of this act; upon
pain that any officer or person offending, by taking or demand-
ing any fee or gratuity contrary to this act, shall forfeit the sum
of twenty pounds to the party grieved; to be recovered with full Penalty,
costs of suit, in any of his Majesty's courts of record at pfejl-
vtifijitr.

LVI1. Provided always, and be it enacted by the autho- Salaries for rity aforesaid, That the commissioners of the treasury, or any cashiers, &c. three or more of them now being, or the high treasurer, or any three or more of the commissioners of the treasury for the time being, shall have power, and they are hereby authorized tosettl* and appoint such allowances (out of the contributions to the annuities granted by this act) as they shall think just and reason*, able, for the service, pains, and labour of the cashier or cashiers of the governor and company of the bank of England, for receiving and accounting for the said contributions; and also such further allowances (out of the said several rates and duties by this act appropriated) as they shall think just and reasonable, for receiving, paying, and accounting for the several and respective annuities payable in respect thereof; and also for the service, pains, and trouble of the accomptant general of the said governor and company for performing the duty and trust incumbent on him by this act: all which allowances hereby impowered to be made as aforesaid, in respect of the service, pains, and labour of any officer or officers of the said governor and company, (hall be for the use and benefit of the said governor and company, * and at their disposal only; any thing herein contained to the contray notwithstanding.

LVIII. And whereas the said duties upon houses granted by the firfi herein recited ail of the seventh and eighth years of the reign of his latemajejly King William the Third, are (together with sundry vther duties and revenues, commonly called The general or aggregate fund) charged with, and liable to pay several annuities and other payments, to several corporations and other persons intitled thereunto; and it may so happen, that by repealing the said rates and duties upon houses, the funds charged with the payments aforesaid may prove deficient i and whereas by a medium of five years, computed from the twenty ninth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and forty one, the sum of ninety one thousand four hundred eighty five pounds, and fix pence three farthings, is taken to have been the an- nual produce of the said rates and duties upon houses to the said fund, towards answering the several payments aforesaid: to the end therefore that no person or persons, bodies politick or corporate whatsoever, who are intitled to any part, share, or interest in the monies arising by the said rates and duties upon houses, may be losers, or receive any prejudice by the repealing thereof as aforesaid; be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and 91,4.851. 6d. after the said twenty fifth day of March, one thousand seven tnree farhundred and forty seven, there shall be reserved and set apart at fgt'"gSaf the exchequer, and applied to the said General or Aggregate fund annuities on in the first place, out of the monies to arise into the said receipt, the aggregate . . effund.

of or for the rates and duties by this act granted, the yearly sum of ninety one thousand four hundred eighty five pounds, and six pence three farthings, being the aforesaid medium of what hath been annually produced to the said General or Aggregate fund, by the said rates and duties upon houses, by this act repealed as aforesaid, towards payment of the several annuities, and other payments charged on the said fund; any thing herein contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding. The surplus LIX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, monies how That after reserving, or setting apart the said yearly sum of ninety to be applied, one thousand four hundred eighty five pounds, and six pence three farthings, herein before directed to be applied to the said General or Aggregate fund, out of the said rates and duties by this act granted as aforesaid, all the rest and residue of the monies arising into the exchequer of or for the said rates and duties, shall, from time to time, be issued and applied to satisfy and pay the several and respective annuities, and other charges by this act charged upon and made payable out of the fame, at such times, and in such manner, as is herein before directed in that behalf, until redemption thereof by parliament as aforesaid. • LX- And whereas a certain annuity, or yearly sum of seventy four thousand three hundred thirty four pounds, and eleven pence, is now charged upon, and payable to the South Sea company, out of the rates and duties upon coals, culm, and cinders, and the said additional rates and duties upon houses, granted by the before recited ad of the eighth year of the reign of her said late majesly Sheen Anne: and whereas it may so happen, that by the repealing the said additional rates and duties upon houses, the monies arising by the said duties upon coals, culm, and cinders only, may not be sufficient to answer and pay the said annuity, or yearly sum os seventy four thousand three hundred thirty sour pounds, and eleven pence, to the said company; and it being jujl and reasonable, that provision should be made by this ail, for making good any such deficiency that may happen therein, be Deficiencies of it therefore enacted and declared by the authority aforesaid, That the fund tor jf tm> monies arising into the receipt of his Majesty's exchequer, she Tnnuity of °^ or *ox tne ^3l^ duties upon coals, culm, and cinders, as afbre74..314'- "d- s3'^' ma" at any t'me or t'mesi from and after the said twenty to the South fifth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and forty seven, Sea company, be so low or deficient, as not to answer and pay to the said South Sea company the said annuity or yearly sum of seventy four thousand three hundred thirty four pounds, and eleven pence, charged thereupon as aforesaid; in all and every such case and cases, it (hall and maybe lawful to and for the said commission^ ers of his Majesty's treasury, or any three or more of them now being, or the high treasurer, or any three or more of the commissioners of the treasury for the time being, and they are hereby respectively authorized and required to cause such deficiencies, to he made as shall, from time to time, happen in the produce of the said SL°f jUtof rates and duties upon coals, culm, and cinders', to be made good tee uties. ^ ^ ^ monies arisen or to arise into the said receipt of exchequer, of or fpr the; rates and duties by this act granted (except

cept such monies as are or shall be reserved and set apart for the use and purpose herein before mentioned.)

LXI. Provided always, That whatever monies shall be issued The monies out of the said rates and duties by this act granted, for making tobereplaced. good any such deficiencies as aforesaid, the same shall be replaced by and out of the first supplies to be granted in parliament, next after such deficiency shall have been made good; any thing herein before contained to the contrary in any wife notwithstanding.

LX1I. And it is hereby enacted by the authority aforesaid, Deficiencies of That if at any time or times, the produce of the said rates and ^'howto^be duties by this act granted, as aforesaid, shall happen to be so m^e gooa. low or deficient, as that the monies arising thereby into the exchequer, (hall not be sufficient to pay and discharge the several and respective annuities, and other charges by this act directed to be paid thereout, at the end of either of the respective half yearly days of payment, at which the fame are hereby directed to be paid, then, and so often, and in every such case, such deficiency or deficiencies shall or may be supplied out of the overplus monies that shall or may happen to arise, and be paid into the exchequer in any subsequent half- years, as the said several and respective annuities (hall, from time to time, become due and payable •, and in cafe such overplus monies shall not be sufficient to satisfy the deficiencies hereby intended from time to time to be paid thereout, that then, and in every such case the deficiencies ib from time to time happening, shall from time to time be answered, and made good out of the first supplies which shall be granted in parliament next after such deficiencies shall appear; and in case no such supplies shall be granted within six months next after such deficiencies shall happen, then the same shall be made good out of any the monies which at any time or times shall be or *emain in the receipt of the exchequer, of the iurplusses, excesses, -or overplus monies commonly called 77m jinking fund (except such monies of the said sinking fund as are appropriated to any particular use or uses by any former act or acts of parliament in that behalf) and such monies of the said sinking fund shall, and may be, from time to time, issued and applied accordingly.

LXIII. Provided always, and be it enacted by the authority a- Sinking fund forefaid, That whatever monies shall be so issued out of the said10 bereplaced. sinking fund, shall from time to time be replaced by and out of the first supplies, to be then after granted in parliament.

LXIV. Provided always, and be it enacted by the authority a-Surplus how forefaid, That in cafe there shall be any surplus or remainder of wbe applied, the monies, arising by the said rates and duties, after the said several and respective annuities, and other payments or charges by this act directed to be paid thereout, and all arrears thereof are satisfied, or money sufficient shall be reserved for that purpose, such surplus or remainder shall, from time to time, be reserved for the disposition of parliament, and (hall not be issued but by authority of parliament, and as shall be directed by any future

ture act or acts of parliament; any thing in any former or other act or acts of parliament to the contrary notwithstanding. Clause of re- LXV. Provided also, and it is hereby enacted by the authoderaptioa. r;ty aforesaid, That at any time upon one year's notice, to be printed in the London Gazette, and affixed upon the Royal Exchangeoi London, by authority of parliament, at any of the halfyearly feast days, for payment of the said several and respective annuities, and upon repayment by parliament of the principal sum of four millions, and also upon payment of the said additional capital of four hundred thousand pounds, amounting together to the principal sum of four millions four hundred thousand pounds, for which the said respective annuities are payable to such respective persons or corporations as shall be entitled to the same annuities, and also upon full payment of all arrearages of the fame annuities; then, and not till then, the said respective annuities shall cease and determine, and be understood to be redeemed; and from and after such redemption, the monies arising from the'said several rates and duties by this act granted, as aforesaid, shall not be issued or applied to any use or purpose, but as shall be directed by any future act or acts of parliament; any thing in this, or any former act or acts of parliament to the contrary notwithstanding; and that any vote or resolution of the house of commons, signified by the speaker in writing, to be inserted in the London Gazette, and affixed on the Royal Exchange of London, as aforesaid, shall be deemed and adjudged to be sufficient notice within thewords and meaning of this act.

LXVI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if any person or persons shall, at any time or times, be sued or prosecuted for any thing by him or them done or executed in pursuance of this act, or of any matter or thing in this act contained; such person or persons shall and may plead the geGeneral issue. neraj jfl-ue> amj gjve the special matter in evidence for his or their defence; and if upon the trial a verdict shall pass for the defendant or defendants, or the plaintiff or plaintiffs shall become nonsuited, then such defendant or defendants shall have Treble costs, treble costs to him or them awarded against such plaintiff or plaintiffs.

CAP. IV. An act to continue, explain, and amend an act made in the last session of parliament, intituled, An a8 to enable his Majesty to make rules, orders, and regulations, more effectually to prevent the spreading os the distemper which new rages amongst the horned cattle in this kingdom.

Amendment of 19 Geo. a. c. 5.

CAP. V.

An act for continuing tlie duties upon malt, mum, cyder, and perry, in that part of Grrat Britain called England; and for granting to his Ma:etty certain duties upon malt, mum, cyder, and perry in that part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for applying a certain sum of money therein mentioned, towards the supply for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and forty seven.

GAP.

CAP. VI.

An act to continue and make more effectual two acts of parliament; one passed in the twelfth year of the reign of her late majesty Queen Anne, and the other in the first year of the reign of his present Majesty, for repairing the highways between the Bear Inn in Reading and Puntfield in the county of Berks; and for amending other roads in the last act mentioned.

the aQs it Ann. and 1 Geo. i. c.-j. continued for 21 years.

CAP. VII.

An act for enlarging the term and powers granted by an act passed in the twelfth year of the reign of his late majesty King George the First, intituled. An ail for repairing the roads leading from the western part of the parish of Shenfitld, to Harwich in the county of Essex, ani the road leading from Cbeltnsfird in the said county, to Sudbury in the county of Suffolk, and from Margrett'tng to Maiden in the county of_ Essex, and from Colchester tit Langham tn the same county; and for repairing other roads adjoining to the fame roads.

The at? i* Ceo. i.e. 13. continued for 21 yeart.

CAP. VIII.

An act for enlarging the term and powers granted by an act passed in the thirteenth year of the reign of his late majesty King George the First, for repairing, widening, and amending the road leading from Warrington to Wigan in the county of Lancaster; and also for amending and repairing the road leading from a place called Earl's Kill, in Warrington aforesaid, to the toll-bars in Wallgate, in Wigan aforesaid.

The ail 13 Geo. 1. c. 10. continuedfor zi years.

CAP. IX.

An act for repairing the high road leading from the north end of the Cow Cawsey, near the town of Newcastle upon Tyne, to the town of Belford, and from thence to Buckton Burn, in the county of Northumberland.

Certain tolls granted for 11 years,

C A P. X.

An aft for granting to his Majesty several rates and duties upon coaches, and other carriages therein mentioned; and for raising the sum os one million, by way of lottery, to be charged upon the said rates and duties.

Most gracious Sovereign,

WE your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the commons of Great Britain, in parliament assembled, being desirous to raise the necessary supplies, which we have granted to your Majesty in this session of parliament, in the most safe, easy, and expeditious manner we are ab!e, have voluntarily resolved to give and grant unto your Majesty the several and respective new rates and duties herein after expressed; and to that end and purpose do most humbly beseech your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the King's most excellent majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this present parliament assem

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